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Piazza Maggiore 1E
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San Michele in Bosco - Forte Bandiera

This is the first route of bolognese hills, thanks to the work of the Consulta per l'Escursionismo. The route is approximately 4 km long with a vertical drop of 250 m. The route connects the park of San Michele in Bosco with the Fort Bandiera, dating back to the valleys of the river Aposa and cutting the slopes of Monte San Vittore and the hill of Barbiano. From the Garden Remo Scoto in via Codivilla, you enter the park of San Michele in Bosco. Through the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute you can reach via San Vittore and continue until the junction with Via Barbiano and Forte Bandiera (300 m).

Check the route on the map

Complesso di San Michele in Bosco

Imposing architectural complex which includes the church and the adjacent former convent of the olivetans, one of the greatest and the nicest in Italy. It stands on one of the most panoramic places of the surrounding hills of Bologna and its parvis offers a wonderful view of the city and of the plane till the Alps chain.

address: Via Pupilli, 1 - 40136 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: N-10 ph: +39 051 6366705 (info generali) - +39 051 6366315 (biblioteca) email:; opening hours: Church: every day 8 am - 12 pm and 4 - 6 pm. During the religious services, the tourist visit could be limited or suspended. (Tours to the historical complex by appointment: tel +39 051 6366705 after 4,30 pm or mail to: Umberto I Library: Monday: 10 am - 5.30pm; from Tuesday to Thursday: 10 am - 2.30 pm; Friday: 10 - 1.30 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm (only the first and fourth Saturday of the month); closed Saturdays in Summer. Holiday closing: August and Christmastime. For groups, please send email to - to Dr Tomba - Dr Vigano’ Putti study > visited only by appointment requested by email to to Dr Tomba - Dr Vigano’. Admission min. 5 people, max. 15 Historical/artistic contacts: Dr Patrizia Tomba and Dr Anna Vigano’ Tel. 051/6366315 -  051/6366192 entrance:


Giardino Remo Scoto

Located in the Rizzoli hospital's property, on the south side (of the lower level), across the street Codivilla,  the garden Remo Scoto, is part of the park of  San Michele in Bosco.

address: Giardino Remo Scoto - 40136 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: M - 10

Hospital Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli

The Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute is an Institute that comprises treatment and research.

address: Via Pupilli, 1 - 40136 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: M-10 ph: Centralino: +39 051 6366111 ; Info: +39 051 6366900 (lun/Mon - ven/Fri: 8 - 14; prefestivi/before holidays: 8 - 13) fax: +39051 6366546 email: website:

Torrente Aposa

It is the only natural river in Bologna. It originates in the hills and empties into canale Navile. Torrente Aposa is 7500 meters long.

address: Piazzetta Marco Biagi - 40126 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-4 entrance:

Torrente Aposa is closed (reopening date to be fixed)

Monte S.Vittore

Mount S.Vittore,  283,30 meter high, in via San Vittore. Part of CAI forest track n.902. Not far the “Cenobio of San Vittore”, a very ancient monastery, is located on the Monte Giardino.

address: Bivio San Vittore - 40136 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: M-10

Parco di Forte Bandiera

The park has been gradually acquired by the municipality during the '60s and '70s. Today it covers an area of 16 hectares.

address: Via Monte Donato, 17 - 40141 Bologna (BO)